Thursday, December 12, 2013

Lyon Conference and Lights

Dinner with a Mission aquaintance from 1967 as part of Mission Senior's Conference

President Roney

 Pictures of the Festival of Lights - Lyon 2013
(Some of these pictures were taken from the internet and some we took ourselves)
It is a festival to honor Mary.  In 1643 the plague struck and the city government promised to
honor Mary if the city was spared.  Each year the residents placed a candle in their window on December 8.  It has grown to a huge celebration with several million people out viewing the lights for 3 or 4 nights.

                     Our guide so we didn't get lost ………………………………

Yes, that is a ferris wheel

Light show is a celebration of Mary

1 comment:

  1. Wow, those are incredible! That would be a lot of fun to see, but the crowds would not be so great!